If: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

If… an excerpt from the soon to be released book:

Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time by Gary A. McAbee

If

 

In my opinion, if is one of the most important words in the English language. By definition, it causes us to suppose that something may happen. It is an uncertainty, a possibility that may or may not come to pass. It puts us on notice that we can expect an outcome, but that outcome is not guaranteed to work in our favor or the way we want it to be. Knowing exactly what if means unlocks potential when we apply it to an outcome we would like to see in the future.

If is a word that provides an opportunity. By putting the opportunity down on paper, it can lead to victory. This occurs because using the possibilities associated with if activates our faith. Through the activation of faith, we will begin to seek ways to make our possibilities become reality. This is how the brain works. So I am saying that using if to start the process of victory will activate the faith necessary to achieve a desired outcome. We need to get work using if immediately to unlock the power of what is possible.

One technique I have learned about is writing if statements. If statements are declarations that start with the word if, and they point toward a possible future outcome. By putting these statements together, we put our brain on notice that we are seeking a specific outcome. In other words, we give our minds a target to focus on. Once the brain has clear directions, it will naturally focus on those directions and draw the necessary thoughts and resources in pursuit of that end result. This does not guarantee success, but it does improve the odds of success dramatically. As an example, let’s look at a few of my if statements…

  • If this book becomes a bestseller, it will fulfill one of my goals in life.
  • If I write one new affirmation each month, I will have an extensive collection of life changing information.
  • If the Cleveland Browns win a championship, I will be at their victory parade.

Now we are going to get to work by changing the way that we use the word if. Instead of saying if, we are going to replace it with when. The reason for this is the word if refers to a possibility or potential outcome. There is nothing wrong with using if to describe what is possible. It starts the process of thought. By definition whatever is attached to the word if has not manifested itself in real-life yet. We want to see the results we want by using a word replacement technique. “When” is a word that also points to an outcome, but this word means the outcome is expected or will happen. So replacing if (possibility) with when (certainty) also changes the way we think about a situation.

Let’s look at my “if” statements and change them into “when” statements…

  • If this book becomes a bestseller, it will fulfill one of my goals in life.
    • When this book becomes a bestseller, it will fulfill one of my goals in life.
  • If I write one new affirmation each month, I will have an extensive collection of life changing information.
    • When I write one new affirmation each month, I will have an extensive collection of life changing information.
  • If the Cleveland Browns win a championship, I will be at their victory parade.
    • When the Cleveland Browns win a championship, I will be at their victory parade.

An amazing thing happens when we use if statements, and it gets even better when we use when statements as a replacement. This process activates our brain to seek what we call into existence. The process starts with thinking about the outcome. Next, we visualize the outcome and what it would look like in the natural world. We go on to build excitement about the outcome. Finally, we pursue the outcome to make it become reality. This method of thought and action will continue until it is realized or we make a conscious decision to give up or start over.

Affirmation: I have the God-given power to make my dreams become a reality.

 

 

 

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Gary A. McAbee created Motivation for the World as the platform for his motivational speaking, writing, and blogging. The mission of Motivation for the World is to create a vast network of like-minded, service-oriented individuals who join together and work toward having a positive impact in our neighborhoods, communities, and society. He is the proud author of two self-help books: Wake Up! 42 Ways to Improve Black America Now! and Rise Up! 42 Additional Ways to Improve Black America Now!
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21 Responses to If: Motivation for the World, One Word at a Time

  1. f1helpme says:

    I like the idea of turning if and when into something positive. For certain people if and when automatically trigger anxious thoughts. “If I fail” etc. Remembering that if is an indicator of the outcome we want can help us break out of the negativity trap.

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